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Tuesday, June 13, 2023

FREE Simple Stories Color Vibe Swatch Book

 Do you LOVE Color Vibe by Simple Stories as much as we do? 

If so- checkout this FREE Swatch book we have for you! It's a great way to EASILY MATCH your Color Vibe papers to ANY project!!

BELOW are pictures....but here is a link to download them for FREE so you can easily print them!

                                        CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD...



Thursday, June 1, 2023

Kiwi Lane Summer Sale!!


Make a Splash into Scrapbooking this Summer!

Feeling the urge to scrapbook your summer memories? 

Here are some of our favorite Summer sets to help you make a splash

 on completing beautiful pages with ease. 

Finishing your summer scrapbook pages will be as fun as when you

 were making those sunny memories!


Here are a "few" of the items in the SALE!

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Grab some FREE Embroidery Patterns!

If you love to stitch, you'll love these adorable free patterns for the Embroidery Hoop Lawn Cuts. Lawn Fawn Designer Chari Moss created these cute patterns, and she's sharing the PDFs with you! 



Monday, October 24, 2022

Sunburst Layout


What a FUN layout. 
Shawn used her Cricut or Silhouette Machine to design the sunburst background and then used one of our favorite summer lines...Seaside Summer from Doodlebug Designs to create this Layout!

Shop the Products here!

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Leslie's Top Five Favorite Products

    Here at The Doodlebug, we have a great variety of products to fill your crafting needs! Though all of the products we have in our store are truly wonderful, some of our staff have a few favorites of their own. Here are Leslie's!

Leslie's Top 5 Products 

    I know Doodlebug is a crafting store, but I wanna put a small reminder out there that we also have art products as well! It's a smaller selection of what we have, but these can always be used for crafting too! Some of these products I do own myself and have used before. 

    First up is the Strathmore Drawing Pad! I have went through many sketchbooks through out the years, but Strathmore is my favorite brand when is comes to sketchbooks! Since this is a drawing pad, this is best used with only dry mediums such as graphite, charcoal, and colored pencils (if you are okay with a little texture in your drawing!). Pens are okay too, but keep in mind that liquid mediums can tear up the paper if used to much, and will probably bleed through! The paper and the paper's texture is just perfect for dry mediums. I definitely recommend this drawing pad! 

     Next up is the Studio 71 Sketching Pencils! Graphite (pencils) is my favorite type of medium when I draw traditionally. The pack comes with 12 sketching pencils that start with 5H to 6B. So when a pencil ends with H is means the degree of  "hardness" of the pencil. When it ends with a B it means the degree of "blackness" of the pencil. So a 5H swatches to a lighter shade, while a 6B swatches to a darker shade. If you ever wondered why there was a "2B" on every standardized pencil now you know why! Plus, this pack would be great with the Strathmore Drawing Pad! 

    Next is the Prismacolor Colored Pencils! In packs like this they always come in a set of 12 and they come in certain shades of color. This pack specifically is the soft core colored pencils by Morgan Davidson who is a great artist!  The colors here are the same kind of colors you would get in a normal pack of 12 from Prismacolor, but what makes this pack different is that the colors come a little bit "softer". On the picture it shows all the colors being used as an example, which is great! Prismacolor is one of my favorite brands for colored pencils. I own plenty! 

    Next up is a tool I'm pretty sure every artist has in they're own collection, I know I do. Pencil Blending Stumps by Spectrum Noir! If you are using dry mediums and your wanting what your working on to look a little more airbrushed this is the perfect tool to use. I know there was a time I wanted everything I created to look blended with no texture, and these do the trick! These are best used with pencil (graphite) for a lot softer touch, and if your wanting to smudge with your colored pencils here and there these are great to use too. 

    Last but not least, this is one of my favorite products of all time! The Copic Ciao Markers! These markers are VERY popular in the art community. Not only are they great for Illustration, they're pretty much great for anything like, wood, leather, fabric, plastics, and more! The marker has two sides, a medium broad tip, and a brush like tip on the other end. These markers are alcohol
-based markers, but don't worry they don't smell bad! They have a very low odor. These markers don't fade over time, and are water resistant! Plus, they come in a variety of colors! 


Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Leslie's Intro Post


   Hello Everyone!

          My name is Leslie Villa, and I am so excited to be apart of the Doodlebug Family! So far I have really enjoyed my time here and definitely have felt welcomed by all of you. So, I would like to take the time to introduce myself! (I'm a little quiet when you first meet me so a post about myself is a good idea)

    I am 22 years old, born on July 29th (my birthday is coming up pretty soon lol 😏) in Long Beach, California, though I grew up in Dubois County. I currently live with my boyfriend, Killian, and my 13 yr old dog Bruno, here in Jasper. I like spending my time with them, even when we are doing absolutely nothing.  

(A cute picture of Bruno)

(A picture of Killian and I on my High School Graduation)



    What I like to do in my spare time is draw! My favorite thing to draw is portraits! I draw pretty much every day, and I didn't start to get into art until I was in middle school, though I always had a love for it since I was little. As of right now, I do my artwork digitally on my iPad. I used to only stick to traditional mediums, but I came to realize that drawing digitally is easier...but I still love drawing traditionally from time to time. I hope to make a comic series one day since it's something I have always wanted to do! 

(One of my favorite portraits I did last year!)


(This was a fun commission I did last year) 

        Small Fun Facts...

  • Favorite Color: Red 
  • Favorite Animal : Elephants! (They bring good luck!)
  • Zodiac Sign : Leo 🦁
  • Favorite Food : Pizza 
  • Favorite Place: My House. 

    And that's pretty much it! I thank all of you have been kind to me even though I have only been here for a few weeks! I cannot wait to see what the future brings being here at the Doodlebug! 


Friday, June 24, 2022

Photo Play Explosion Box How To...

Introducing the new Maker's Series Explosion Box kit from Photo Play! Available in black or white, this handy kit takes all the measuring and guesswork out of creating an explosion box so you can get on with the fun part of decorating and embellishing it! 

We just placed our order for them, so check out the great video that Amy Sonnemann has created and let us know if we can hold one or two for you!

The video is great and takes you step-by-step through the EASE assembly process. Now available at your favorite scrapbook retailer. Click on image below to watch!

Pre-order links: 

Black Explosion Box https://bit.ly/3xL4O20 

White Explosion Box https://bit.ly/3Nla9Dh